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Jun 27 2016

Success of Petition for Second EU Referendum Is 4Chan Prank, Dupes BBC

On Saturday the authoritarian eurostatists at the BBC clung to their last hope:

More than 2.5 million people have signed a petition calling for a second EU referendum, after the vote to leave.

It has more signatures than any other on the parliamentary website and as it has passed 100,000, Parliament will consider it for a debate. …

The fact that more than one and a half million people have signed a petition calling for a second EU referendum has attracted a lot of attention – but it has zero chance of being enacted. …

However, there is talk around Westminster… of whether any deal on Brexit negotiated with the EU should then be put to a referendum further down the line.

But yesterday the Beeb confessed,

The House of Commons petitions committee is investigating allegations of fraud in connection with a petition calling for a second EU referendum.

Its inquiry is focused on the possibility that some names could be fraudulent – 77,000 signatures have already been removed. …

The House of Commons petitions committee said it will continue to monitor the petition for “suspicious activity”.

“Suspicious activity” is putting it mildly. Heat Street tells the whole story:

The BBC’s desperate shilling for Remain will come under increasing scrutiny as we exclusively reveal that the supposed ‘popular petition’ for a second referendum – wholly illegal and unworkable, and unprecedented in British history – is a prank by notorious sh*tposters 4 Chan.

The BBC, the UK’s national broadcaster, gleefully reported, as real, with no basic journalistic checks, an online petition that appeared to be growing at a colossal rate. By 1:30 pm, it was one of the fastest-growing petitions in history.

So fast, in fact, that somebody should have checked for bots and scripts. The BBC is failing totally in its Charter Duty to perform basic journalistic research. Here is the actual script:

referendum-prank-script

Heat Street can exclusively bring our readers the proof that the spamming of the petition is a magnificent 4Chan prank that the Chads and Stacys of the BBC and liberal media swallowed whole.

Only British citizens or residents are allowed to sign the petition, yet many of the supposed signatories are from Ghana and the Vatican, which provided an impressive 39,411 signatures despite its population being only 800. No doubt these red flags were left for laughs, as the 4Chan pranksters tested the limits of what they could get away with.

The Beeb’s bumbling Chads and Stacys have some egg to wipe from their faces — unless their bitter Brexit tears have already washed the egg away.

On tips from J, physicsnut, and Torcer.



9 Responses to “Success of Petition for Second EU Referendum Is 4Chan Prank, Dupes BBC”

  1. Common Sense Union says:

    .

    Meanwhile libs both abroad and in the US are busy death paneling “old people”, ie those who ensured that young people today can have the carefree cocooned lives of safe spacing they live, be it by fighting and dying for the safety of future generations, be it by their sacrifice to raise their kids, send them to – what they thought were – decent schools and then a college eduMACation, little knowing that those very institutions would then turn their very own offspring against them:

    http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/eu-referendum-old-people-should-not-vote

    I say people who can’t show a valid ID and at least their last three consecutive tax returns should not be allowed to vote.

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  2. Jack Bauer says:

    LMAO!!!

    It’s an old axiom that I learned over many decades of often colorful life experiences, and that is:

    “The biggest bullshitters, are ALWAYS the easiest people to bullshit”.

    Surely, there are no bigger bullshitters than the international leftist driven media.
    No surprise the morons fell for it. When it’s something they desperately WANT to believe, all vestiges of professionalism, proper vetting, and good journalism go out the window. Moreover, they fancy themselves so adept at deception, that they believe they are simply too intelligent to be deceived.

    In the immortal words of Dan Rather, the documents were “fake” but “accurate”…lol

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  4. Donna M says:

    Well!
    Ya’ know, ALL the political, economic and media elites were caught manipulating the markets, by gambling on not exiting,
    They used the opportunity to exploit the situation, that had it gone their way and won, they would have made BANK! Becoming even WEALTHIER!!!
    They were soooo…sure!
    Had money managers been “honest” and not acted in their own best interests, taking “underhanded” advise from the “elites”, then a LOT of the fallout and losses could have possibly, been mitigated…!

  5. 762x51 says:

    Chock up another colossal failure for Socialism. One or two additional net payers leave and the whole house of cards comes down and when the Euro collapses, the dollars goes with it.

    Nothing to do now but pop some popcorn and check my zero every few weeks.

    There is a no shit for real battlefield coming to your neighborhood soon. With all the warnings I have put out over the years, my conscience is clear.

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